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How Trucking Is Evolving

How Trucking Is Evolving

As Rick Mihelic of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency recently wrote in an article for the Commercial Carrier Journal, the only constant in the trucking industry is change. Rising consumer demand for home deliveries, emerging technologies, a fragmented capacity market and VC-funded start-ups are all shaping the evolution of trucking and logistics. Today, there’s a greater focus on…

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Trucker Tools: Providing the Visibility Consistency and Compliance Your Shippers Require

Trucker Tools: Providing the Visibility Consistency and Compliance Your Shippers Require

Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen shippers place greater emphasis on using consistency and compliance metrics to measure success and monitor performance in the trucking sector. In addition to pick-up and delivery freight location data, many shippers are requiring load tracking data for stop points and in-transit, as well. Continuous load tracking updates and multiple load tracking data points…

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How COVID-19 Has Changed How Brokers Do Business

How COVID-19 Has Changed How Brokers Do Business

In early 2020 when COVID-19 was first declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization, every industry had to adapt to a new way of doing business, including the logistics industry. In the months since then, it’s become clear that the logistics industry has fundamentally been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The volatility, fluctuating consumer demand and unpredictability that…

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Trucker Tools Mobile Driver App Surpasses 1 Million Downloads

Trucker Tools Mobile Driver App Surpasses 1 Million Downloads

Trucking industry’s most popular driver app reaches key adoption milestone among independent owner-operators, small truckload fleets Driver-focused app enables efficient engagement with over 250 brokers, provides real-time load visibility, predictive freight-matching, automated booking and GPS-based in-transit load tracking, digital document management. Streamlines workflow for owner-operators, small fleets; reduces time and cost for brokers to cover loads Traction continues to accelerate…

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Who Has the Best Digital Load Matching Tool?

Who Has the Best Digital Load Matching Tool?

Digital load matching uses technology to pair broker/shipper loads with available truck capacity. Digital load matching is gaining popularity with brokers, 3PLs, carriers and truckers alike because it’s much more effective and efficient than using load boards. When digital load matching software first made an appearance in the industry, it was only affordable to and used by mega brokers and…

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August 2020 Monthly Link Roundup (Brokers)

August 2020 Monthly Link Roundup (Brokers)

It’s hard to believe, but another August is officially in the books! As summer turns into autumn, volume is picking up and many in the industry are trying to make up for time and revenue lost earlier in the year due to the initial outbreak of COVID-19. The pandemic certainly has impacted how freight brokers and logistics companies like yours…

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Five Tips on How To Start a Freight Brokerage

Five Tips on How To Start a Freight Brokerage

Starting your own business is an exciting endeavor, filled with big decisions about how to build the foundation of your business. When it comes to starting your own freight brokerage, there’s certainly no handbook to follow or blueprint to reference, but there are key resources that you can draw upon for training, real-world advice and guidance from industry veterans. Trucker…

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Integration Partner Highlight: Port TMS

Integration Partner Highlight: Port TMS

All of us here at Trucker Tools believe that any technology-based tool worth its salt has to be intuitive, easy to use and able to deliver on its promise of greater efficiency. We choose to partner with companies and vendors who hold these same values and strive to help logistics companies like yours achieve greater success. That is certainly true…

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When Capacity Tightens, Use Technology To Build a Loyal Carrier Network

When Capacity Tightens, Use Technology To Build a Loyal Carrier Network

It’s official: the capacity crunch is here. After a dismal spring and volatile summer (thanks, pandemic), volumes are rebounding, which means capacity is tightening. Trucker Tools’ recently co-hosted a webinar with FreightWaves to discuss the best practices and strategies for brokers and 3PLs to use in a tightening market where trucks are harder to find. Special guest Tom Curee brought…

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